Articles | Volume 14, issue 10
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 6257–6272, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-6257-2021
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 6257–6272, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-6257-2021

Development and technical paper 18 Oct 2021

Development and technical paper | 18 Oct 2021

RHEA v1.0: Enabling fully coupled simulations with hydro-geomechanical heterogeneity

José M. Bastías Espejo​​​​​​​ et al.

Data sets

Physicochemical properties and 3D geostatistical simulations of the Herten and the Descalvado aquifer analogs P. Bayer, A. Comunian, D. Höyng, and G. Mariethoz https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.844167

Model code and software

josebastiase/RHEA: RHEA v.1.0 (v1.0.0) J. Bastías Espejo and A. Wilkins https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4767832

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Short summary
The hydraulic and mechanical properties of the subsurface are inherently heterogeneous. RHEA is a simulator that can perform couple hydro-geomechanical processes in heterogeneous porous media with steep gradients. RHEA is able to fully integrate spatial heterogeneity, allowing allocation of distributed hydraulic and geomechanical properties at mesh element level. RHEA is a valuable tool that can simulate problems considering realistic heterogeneity inherent to geologic formations.